Hickory County, Missouri


Hickory County, Missouri

Infobox U.S. County
county = Hickory County
state = Missouri


founded year = 1845
founded date =
seat wl = Hermitage
largest city wl = Weaubleau
area_total_sq_mi = 412
area_total_km2 = 1066
area_land_sq_mi = 399
area_land_km2 = 1032
area_water_sq_mi = 13
area_water_km2 = 34
area percentage = 3.18
census yr = 2000
pop = 8940
density_sq_mi = 22
density_km2 = 9
time zone = Central
UTC offset = -6
DST offset = -5
footnotes =
web = http://www.hickorycountymo.com/
named for = U.S. President Andrew Jackson, nicknamed "Old Hickory"

Hickory County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of 2000, the population is 8,940. Its county seat is HermitageGR|6. The county was organized in 1845 and is named after U.S. President Andrew Jackson, nicknamed "Old Hickory"

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 412 square miles (1,066 km²), of which, 399 square miles (1,032 km²) of it is land and 13 square miles (34 km²) of it (3.18%) is water.

Adjacent counties

*Benton County (north)
*Camden County (east)
*Dallas County (southeast)
*Polk County (south)
*St. Clair County (west)

Major highways

*U.S. Route 54
*U.S. Route 65
*Route 83
*Route 123

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 8,940 people, 3,911 households, and 2,737 families residing in the county. The population density was 22 people per square mile (9/km²). There were 6,184 housing units at an average density of 16 per square mile (6/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.51% White, 0.08% Black or African American, 0.66% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.20% from other races, and 1.44% from two or more races. 0.76% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,911 households out of which 22.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.90% were married couples living together, 6.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.00% were non-families. 26.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.70.

In the county the population was spread out with 19.90% under the age of 18, 5.30% from 18 to 24, 19.10% from 25 to 44, 29.70% from 45 to 64, and 26.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 50 years. For every 100 females there were 96.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $25,346, and the median income for a family was $28,779. Males had a median income of $22,679 versus $17,610 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,536. About 13.00% of families and 19.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 32.90% of those under age 18 and 11.00% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Notable natives

* Sally Rand - legendary silent film actress
* Tom Wade Huntington - television and film actor

References

External links

* [http://www.hickorycountymo.com/ Hickory County government's website]


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